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A new project and experiment. And hopefully a better way to share my photos.

Behind the shot: Cypress tree tunnel

Behind the shot: Cypress tree tunnel

I’ve been playing more and more with in camera motion (i.e. panning the camera or zooming during a longer exposure). It started as something I’d do when objective “A” fell through or I was feeling restless, and now I sometimes find myself seeing scenes that work well with it, like this tunnel of trees at Point Reyes, north of San Francisco.

Behind the shot: Passing time on Amtrak

Behind the shot: Passing time on Amtrak

Last January, a friend and I took the Amtrak Zephyr train from San Francisco to Denver with stops in Truckee and Salt Lake City to ski (plus skiing in Colorado after we arrived). It was a great trip full of great skiing and new experiences. But a long trip.

To pass the time, I slept some, read some, listened to podcasts some, and, of course, took pictures.

Behind the shot: The Palouse

Behind the shot: The Palouse

The Palouse is a region in southeastern Washington (and a little bit of NE Oregon and into ID, depending on your definition). I lived in the region for three years and this was one of my favorite areas to go, particularly in spring and early summer when the fields were flush with green. This photo was taken in summer (late July), not too long before harvest started.

Behind the shot: Yosemite Falls

Behind the shot: Yosemite Falls

This is one of my most recent outings, taken in Yosemite the weekend before Thanksgiving. It’s a popular photo location in Yosemite Valley and you’ve likely seen photos similar to this one. I had hoped to capture it in the snow, but there was no fresh snowfall this weekend. (I’ll just have to go back!)